I can't help but wonder if all libraries would be quite so generous. Dartford library has offered to waiver the estimated £3,000 fine for books he failed to return 50 years ago if Rolling Stone rocker Keith Richards agrees to make a personal visit to the library to publicise their work. MORE
Hoping it will never come to this .......
... for as a friend pointed out Kindles are great but you never have to charge a book.
Yet more of the 'Ex-telephone boxes' come libraries/book swaps that I featured HERE. My thanks to Kelly for this amazing POST.Though I do regularly donate books to the Read and Return scheme at the college where Husband dearest works I'd just love one of these sweet lending libraries in our garden.
And talking of Hd, this bit of news ought to please him and all of the other Tolkien fans out there. Published on May 23rd,The Fall of Arthur tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur. MORE
Given that this year's Man Booker International prize went to Lydia Davis, an author best known for her short stories (and by short I mean stories as little as a sentence, a paragraph, 3 pages long), Christopher Ricks, chairperson of this year's judges, asks under what category do we file a short stories suggesting we could always use Miniatures, Anecdotes, Essays, Jokes, Parables, Fables, Texts, Aphorisms, Apophthegms, Observations or perhaps Wisdom Literature. Hmm, what thinks you? Thanks to Paul for this article. PW
What a great idea. Given that the average book group is a melting pot of different views, with members often furiously debating the merits of the book under discussion (I know ours is) publishing company Hookline Books has decided to harness those opinions - by using book clubs to help them judge which of their manuscripts they should put into print. MORE
Chris P Bacon, aublishers, Hay House, who specialise in self-help and motivational media, are set to print three books about his adventures for children.
'Cat Got Your Tongue?' 'Where There’s Muck There’s Brass', 'Put a Sock in It- just three of the common sayings to be explored in a new book, Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas by Judy Parkinson, that reveals the origins and meanings of some of the most popular and obscure sayings that we use everyday. MORE
A new world record, witnessed by several readers who sat among the hardbacks as they toppled over, for the longest domino book chain was set at the US Seattle Public Library after 2,131 books successfully fell against each other. MORE
Congratulations to A.M. Homes and her novel, MAY WE BE FORGIVEN , which has won the Women's Prize For Fiction 2013.
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